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The Boring Thread

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Chandrasekar   May 26th 2012 07:01

I couldn't possibly participate with this suggestion Zen, and I'm sorry to have to say Rob, I always enjoyed a good read of the Highway Code. I think all the bright colours and clear diagrams excited me. Well done you for learning it all.

I mean, who could fail to be excited by these, especially if you know the rude versions as well...



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ZenCat   May 27th 2012 10:45

1. Aeroplane with wonky wings.
2. Fence with knives pointing out the side.
3. Sword.
4. Beware washing lines.
5. Warning: black snow is falling from the sky, may cause AIDS.
6. Snake with an arm and a pointy head, bowing to the Queen.
7. Worm infestation.
8. Armless man (with pointy head) bowing to the Queen.
9. Warning: deranged spinning children in road, probably spastics.
10. Lollipops for sale.
11. Beware of strange, giant, armless robots.
12. Beware of people with one leg shorter than the other.
13. Cowboys ahead.
14. Warning: wind going in both directions at once. May cause strange happenings.
15. Same as 14.
16. Breasts.
17. Bridge over a stream containing a supermarket trolley.
18. Warning: road may cause your wheels to swap spontaneously.
19. Liklihood of crashing if you ride a bicycle down this hill without using your breaks.
20. Probability of cycling all the way to the top of this hill before collapsing in a big sweaty lump.

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Robobok   May 29th 2012 16:19

I was about to congratulate ZC on a most interesting posting but then realised that it's completely out of place on the 'boring' thread so I'm going to have to chastise you instead.

You must choose one of the following punishments:

a)
b)
c)

Which is it to be???

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ZenCat   May 29th 2012 17:48

I'm disappointed that nobody's mentioned that I used the word spastics, which is now an illegal word in the United Kingdom. At the very least, I was fully expecting to be shouted at and made to explain myself, with even a possibility of being punched in the balls and ejected from the group and shunned for all eternity.

Maybe if I try being racist?

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Chandrasekar   May 30th 2012 06:25

I noted the word with surprise, that was all. Easy these days for many to fall into a trap of using a word that until recently was acceptable. Of course we now now you used it deliberately to try to shock, which is different. You can explain yourself if you wish (although to keep to topic you need to do so in as boring a way as possible).

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ZenCat   May 30th 2012 08:03

Political correctness is a strange thing. Language is a strange thing.

Because, before it was considered an insult, the word actually had a proper medical meaning. It's related to the word spasm, and was used to describe people with cerebral palsy, people who couldn't control their limbs properly. So really, it shouldn't be any more insulting than saying something like "people in wheelchairs" or "people without arms". You need names and labels for things, otherwise you're unable to refer to them.

It's when words get used as insults they they eventually become unacceptable. But then they become unacceptable for their original use too, which is a great shame.

Like the term handicapped. That got replaced with "special needs". But now people use that as an insult too. So now "special needs" is unacceptable too? What about "learning difficulties"? Clearly there are people whose problems go far beyond mere learning difficulties. I consider myself to have borderline learning difficulties, but I'm certainly not handicapped. So then using that term to describe handicapped people too is actually in insult to people who do merely have learning difficulties. It's like saying someone's got no legs when all they've got is a sprained ankle.

It's like the novel 1984 really, because we're constantly being brainwashed that certain words are bad and we should use more complicated and softer ways of saying things instead. But it's just words. It's all in the meanings.

It's like, I'm certainly no racist, but what if there is actually a biological evolutionary reason for racism? What if our ancestors only survived because they were able to adequately protect themselves from dangerous outsiders? Anyone who looks physically different from the rest of the group is clearly an outsider. It's human nature, surely? I'm not saying it's good, and I'm not saying we should be like that. All I'm saying is, maybe it goes deeper than we realise?

I mean, even when it comes to mocking other people, maybe there's a species survival thing going on there? If you mock people and they're too weak to cope with it, they're not fit to survive? People who were unable to walk properly might not have even survived many years ago, and that would have been great for the fitness of the species as a whole.

I for one would have been too daft and lacking in common sense to survive many years ago...

The world gets irritated by people like me, who insist on thinking for themselves and not automatically following the crowd...

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BobsBoy47   May 30th 2012 14:28

I quite like the 'challenged' word. There are probably whole committees sat round consulting dictionaries and thesaurus in an effort to make everything as innocuous as possible.

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Wolfie   Aug 9th 2012 15:56

This 50 shades of grey book that everyone seems to be on about sounds extremely boring is it some sort of colour chart for paint ?
If so i want it

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Chandrasekar   Aug 11th 2012 04:58

You've misread the title Wolfie; it's Fifty Sheds of Grey, a story of lust and deceit in the world of garden storage.

Actually, this should probably be discussed under the lock-up thread.

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ZenCat   Aug 12th 2012 18:51

Hey, I wonder where that picture was taken? It looks like it is round here somewhere. Isn't that the River Severn in the distance? It looks like it could be the Dursley or Stroud area.

By the way, Chandyflippertyflops, do you subscribe to a magazine called Lock-ups Monthly? Is there such a magazine? If not, you should start one.

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